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This is a great book. It reminds me of an Oprah selection because it deals with the everyday problems and culture of lower socio-economic women. It differs from an Oprah book in that there are also several excellent male characters (not all the men in the book are bad). It is compelling chick lit. with a very likable protagonist from Arkansas/Oklahoma. The book follows Bonita Faye through her life unwrapping a tale of murder and a love triangle. It is a story about a young woman finding and making peace with herself.
The story is told in an Arkansas/ Oklahoma native accent by a narrator who embodies the character. Carol Herman is Bonita Faye. She does an excellent job capturing the accent, lingo and spirit of this woman. She also does a good job with the French characters.
One of my favorite characters is Patsy, Bonita Faye's best friend. She is a loving, hardworking illiterate woman who has memorized most of the Bible by heart. She is married to the "best good for nothing man" Bonita Faye has ever met. They have 6 children. She deals with occasional domestic abuse by hitting her husband back harder. This book realistically deals with the rural way of life capturing both its strengths and its faults. Very well written and worth your time.
I received this book for free from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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I enjoyed this humorous book with its quirky characters that spanned over 30 years. Finding one's self and coming home were part of what I got out of this book. I thought the story was original, the imagery was great, and the performance was very good. Typically I listen to romance books, so this was a fun diversion. I was given this review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily written this review. I would listen to more books by this author and narrator. This is a standalone listen.
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